Pellegrine From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined Mar 2007, 2535 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted
Mon Dec 28 2009 18:34:51 UTC (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4836 times:
Thanks for the link
Interesting pictures. I didn't know this conversion involved fuselage widening and a sliding internal door....very trick of them...
Good that they saved another classic 747SP airplane too.
413x3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted
Mon Dec 28 2009 19:32:11 UTC (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4723 times:
I wonder what that open door does to aerodynamics. Very interesting thanks for the link
Sw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6452 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted
Mon Dec 28 2009 19:35:18 UTC (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4721 times:
I have had the chance to see this bad boy at Dryden a few times and talk to some of the engineers. The engineering is amazing and it's a beauty to see. NASA really bought a dog of a plane (not the model but the exact a/c, it was used and abused in its life as a commercial a/c) and did some great work to make it an airborne telescope. A fun a/c
Sejowa From United States of America, joined May 2006, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Sat Jan 9 2010 01:30:59 UTC (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4102 times:
NA for bringing this to our attention! Fascinating, and I echo the commentaries above.
Come to think of it, this could be straight out of a James Bond flick!
HaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2158 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted
Sat Jan 9 2010 04:24:11 UTC (5 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4076 times:
Great pictures, thanks for sharing. On a bit of a sidenote I like that in picture 76 you can see an
SR-71 right above the cockpit of the 747 (and an F-104, A-7, F-8).
Here Here for Severe Clear!
Revelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 14045 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted
Sat Jan 9 2010 13:33:35 UTC (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3992 times:
Inspiration, move me brightly!